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Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca

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Address: Piazza Torcello, 30012 Torcello, Italy
Phone Number: 041 730119
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Spectacular mosaics

Well away from the crowds trampling through Venice, the basilica and nearby church are very peaceful places to sit and contemplate. The basilica has an exceptionally fine series... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Well away from the crowds trampling through Venice, the basilica and nearby church are very peaceful places to sit and contemplate. The basilica has an exceptionally fine series of ancient mosaics. The huge last judgement panel is awe inspiring. It was the most memorable sight of my first visit to Venice over 40 years ago and each time I return... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Anytime the mosaics are interesting enough to capture the attention of both a 5 year old and her art historian mother, you know they are good. It is hard to believe they are almost 1500 years old: the eyes are still piercing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is one of the most awe-inspiring places I've visited in Venice. It is incredible to be there and imagine people building, decorating and worshiping here over 1,000 years ago. Two highlights: (1) the small window on the floor where you can see the original floor dated to the 800's, and (2) the massive mural of the Last Judgment on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

By the time we arrived in Torcello, the Basilica was closed, but it was still very interesting to walk around the outside. The Byzantine architecture is crumbling, but very apparent. As I've said in another review of the devil's bridge on Torcello, the entire island is as though a spell has been cast over it.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There are the two most wonderful mosaics inside - one at each end. Take your binoculars to see the teardrop falling down the Madonna's face. I was astounded to see people walking up from the vaporetto stop, wandering around outside for a bit and then returning to the vaporetto stop, possibly put off by the entrance fee. It's worth twice... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Well not completed unexpected because I had been recommended to visit by a Friend so I thought I would recommend it to people here. Many people when they visit the Islands of Murano and Burano do not venture as far as Torcello. This is both a good and bad thing. It is good that for the extra 5 minutes or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Torcello is an island in the Venetian lagoon. it was settled long before Venice itself and then deserted for centuries. The Basilica dates back to the 8th Century and is a very well preserved church, perhaps the oldest you will ever visit. After long restoration it is at last finished. The interior has the two immense mural mosaics which portray... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is of the first churches built by the main landers escaping from the Huns and other invaders. The fact remains that this place is about 1500 years old. Torcello island is beautiful. And the boat ride from either Burano or Venice is a delight. And the Church is perhaps the only attraction on this island...that and a few good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Lovely boat ride from Fondamenta Nova to Torcello. The tower has slopes rather than steps. Easy Peasey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Amazing amzing amazing church. Can't beleive how they did this in such an small island. Beautiful arquitecture. You will pay €5 to enter but I do understand that it shoukd be maintained. Amazing amazing amazing!

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Address: Piazza Torcello, 30012 Torcello, Italy
Phone Number: 041 730119
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  Torcello

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